Testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging
On April 30, 2008, Partnership President and CEO, Max Stier, testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on efforts to recruit and retain older workers in the federal government. Stier highlighted key research findings from the Partnership’s Golden Opportunity report and discussed the recently launch FedExperience Transitions to Government Pilot Program with the Department of Treasury and IBM.
Stier argued that there is an appetite among older workers to work longer and to participate in interesting and meaningful work. In particular, a high percentage of older workers are interested in federal service. This pairs nicely with the fact that older Americans, whose skills align well with government’s most pressing talent needs, make attractive candidates to fill government’s many critical vacancies.